Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ communities to join our workforce.

Current employment opportunities:

Place Manager (Housing Worker)

 

 

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in resident meetings and leading place making events
  • Working closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for tenants

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who is:

  • self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Has experience in the provision of housing services/real estate - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Can work effectively and sensitively with complex clients, including those with mental health, AOD and disability needs 
  • A skilled communicator with the  ability to work in partnership with other community services and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Bring energy, drive and  enthusiasm in working as part of a dedicated operational team
  • Ability to work independently as you move across sites

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmw@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date on 13th November 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Team Leader, Place Management (YarraSpace)

 

About the role

The Team Leader reports to the Manager, Place Management and will work with staff across a number of different teams, both within our social and private businesses to deliver sustainable long-term housing with a community wide focus.

You will be managing and supporting a team of Place Managers comprising Place Management and Housing Support staff, with some office management responsibilities. You will be required to work with staff and management to deliver KPI’s set by both Unison and The Department of Health and Human Services and reporting on these. There is also the requirement to work with clients directly and indirectly to help sustain tenancies and promote a community inclusion and focus, not only tenancy based management.

 

About you

To be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Agent representative certificate or willingness to complete one.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Residential Tenancies Act and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Real Estate database experience
  • Department of Health and Human Services  - Tenancy Services experience preferred  
  • Experience leading a Team within a housing based organisation  
  • An understanding of Social Housing
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms.

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full-Time role
  • Base Salary $83,742 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading) or annual remuneration package all-inclusive of $98,940
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: tlyarra@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Closing date on 11th October 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

 

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Private Rental Access (PRAP) Worker (Fixed term)

 

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for three positions as a Private Rental Access Worker. This position plays a key role in Private Rental Access Program (PRAP) with the IAP and PRAP team. Reporting to the Team Leader, this role is a key part of our homelessness services and the main responsibility of the role is to increase private rental access to people experiencing homelessness and to assist people at risk of losing their tenancy. The worker will be required to travel to the two main sites at Seddon and Werribee.

 

About you

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team. In addition, 

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs 
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

 

On Offer

  • Fixed term till 30/6/21. Two full-time roles and one part-time 0.5FTE role
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: prapw@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 11th November 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker (Fixed term)

 

About the role

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

Last year we assisted 6,000 people, 50% born overseas. 

 

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • has experience in housing or homelessness support and qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • is empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse clients, in crisis and / or on a low income, including people with complex and mental health needs and families.  
  • will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis.

 

On Offer

  • Fixed term until 30/6/21. Full time position
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for full-time staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iapworker@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 11th November 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Place Manager, Rent Review Project (Fixed Term)

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Rent Review role reports to the Project Officer – Place Management. You will support the Project Officer to develop and implement systems and processes that support implementation of Unison’s revised rent policy. You will also work alongside the Unison place management teams across metropolitan Melbourne to support effective implementation of Unison’s revised rent policy

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Has knowledge and understanding of Residential Tenancies Act
  • has the ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and work autonomously
  • Is approachable with a positive, cooperative and constructive attitude to work and working with others
  • Can demonstrate skills and experience within collaborative teams
  • Has demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours
  • Has high level communication skills – including verbal and written communication
  • Understands Greentree (preferred)
  • Has a current full Victorian driver’s licence

 

On Offer

  • 12 month Fixed Term, Full-time position
  • Base Salary $72,400 (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading) or annual remuneration package all inclusive of $86,312
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmrent@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Closing date 11th October 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Place Manager, YarraSpace 

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who is:

  • self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Has experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management (or other relevant experience)
  • Can work effectively and sensitively with complex clients, including those with mental health, AOD and disability needs 
  • A skilled communicator with the  ability to work in partnership with other community services, users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Bring energy, drive and  enthusiasm in working as part of a dedicated operational team

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pys@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Closing date on 25th October 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

People Officer (Part-Time)

About the role

We are now offering a fantastic opportunity for a People Officer to play a key role in the development and improvement of our organisation. Your approach to HR will be hands-on, with no task too small for your attention.  Interpersonal skills of the highest order and excellent time management skills are vital. You will possess a can-do attitude, strong work ethic and the highest levels of professional integrity.

Reporting to the Head of People, this position will work collaboratively with co-workers specifically focusing on supporting Unison to implement a strategic approach to human resources operational functions and developments that positively influence Unison's profile, culture and overall performance.

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a relevant Diploma of Bachelor Degree in Human Resources, or similar
  • Min 5 years’ experience in HR administration/coordination
  • Positive team working approach
  • Demonstrated high regard for confidentiality
  • Ability to show initiative, be a self-starter and be able to work under pressure and manage deadlines
  • Excellent time and organisational management skills
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Computer skills
  • High attention to detail

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Part time position (0.7 FTE or 26.6 hours per week) with flexibility
  • Salary $72,400 per annum (Pro-Rata) plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date on 8th November 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.